DAY OF THE LORD:
The Bible ha much to say about the future day called The Day of the Lord. In Part One, it was determined the day of the Lord is a day of God’s vengeance.
The day of the Lord begins with the Second Coming: the return of Jesus Christ to earth to fulfill his roles as king and judge according to the Scriptures.
Revelation presents the clearest picture of the return of Jesus Christ.
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”
Though Revelation presents the clearest picture, many other details of the Second Coming are recorded throughout Scripture.
There is no “silent, secret” coming of Jesus.
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:”
—1 Thessalonians 4:16
“And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
ALL who dwell upon the earth will see Jesus when He returns. It will be a very visible, very noticed event.
“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”
Jesus will first come back to earth on the Mount of Olives.
“Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.”
Jesus departed to heaven from that same Mount of Olives.
“And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.”
Jesus is coming back to the Mount of Olives to first judge, then, to rule.
“Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.”
“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.”
—Joel 3:12, 14
The valley of Jehoshaphat is between the Mount of Olives and the Temple Mount.
“Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.”
All the tribes of the earth” shall howl and mourn because they never believed that Jesus would return. It’s the reason the mystery of iniquity has prospered over the last 2000 years: they have trafficked in sin and unbelief.
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
—2 Peter 3:3-4
And on the day of the Lord, all those whose coin has been unbelief, sin and mocking: their bill will finally come due.
The day of the Lord is a day of judgment and that judgment by Jesus will decree destruction for the wicked.
Of course they will howl and mourn.
“Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.”
“For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”
“Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.”
The day of the Lord is fast approaching.
But as of yet, it is not too late.
“Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD’S anger come upon you. Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.”
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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